13._Political_Empowerment

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Political Empowerment
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Barack Obama, The First Asian American President? Born in HI Raised in Indonesia Half-sister is Indonesia, brother-in-law is Chinese Distant father with high expectations Close to grandmother Cabinet members and close staff are Asian Americans
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History of Asian American Political Activism Mutual aid societies: CCBA, JAA, Filipino Labor Union, Korean Friendship Society Transnational homeland politics: Sun Yat Sen (1911); Syngman Rhee (1919); Corazon Aquino (1986) Civil Rights organizations: Chinese
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Asian American Movements Third World Liberation Front (1968-1969) International Hotel (1968- 1977) Movement distinctiveness Pan-Asian identity Political empowerment Community-oriented Common interests
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Asian Americans in Electoral Politics 1996 Democratic National Party Asian Donor-Gate Increase in AA candidates and officials—2000 nationwide in 07 Bipartisan representatives: Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA)
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course ETHS 220 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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